Bombardier acquires Latécoère’s EWIS subsidiary in Mexico


Bombardier has completed the acquisition of Latécoère’s Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) business in Querétaro, Mexico for an undisclosed fee.

The aircraft manufacturer said the move is part of its broader aim of vertically integrating more companies from its supply chain. Bombardier will retain the firm’s EWIS activities, along with the assets and staff.

“The Bombardier team is pleased to complete this strategic and mutually beneficial acquisition,” said David Murray, executive vice president, Manufacturing, IT and Bombardier Operational Excellence System. “This agreement allows Bombardier to continue to strengthen its position as an industry leader in Querétaro, Mexico, and to confirm its position as a flagship company of the Mexican aerospace industry.”

The Latecoere Mexico production site specialises in the build of aircraft doors, fuselages, wing and empennage and rods under Latecoere’s Aerostructures branch. It also builds EWIS harnesses and space avionic racks, video systems, test benches and electrical systems under the Interconnections branch. The company will now focus on providing EWIS services for Bombardier.